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May 1

Registered User
May 7, 2015
9
Surrey
Hi.Does alzheimers progress rapidly? .My OH
seems to be losing his mind on a daily basis. It is a scary thing to witness.He is on donepezil 10mg for the last two weeks? .
 

Chuggalug

Registered User
Mar 24, 2014
8,007
Norfolk
Hi.Does alzheimers progress rapidly? .My OH
seems to be losing his mind on a daily basis. It is a scary thing to witness.He is on donepezil 10mg for the last two weeks? .
I don't know the answer to this. What I do know is that it lasts, sometimes, for many years. Some have been incapacitated by dementia for 15 years.

How long in your own estimation has your husband been unwell?
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
60,492
Dundee
Hi May1

Everyone is different. My husband was diagnosed almost 14 years ago. His dementia has declined most rapidly in the last 4 years or so. It is early days with the Donepezil. Perhaps things will settle down.
 

2jays

Registered User
Jun 4, 2010
11,598
West Midlands
Mum has, in my opinion, had noticeable dementia for 5 years. In the last 4 years her decline has been rapid




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canary

Registered User
Feb 25, 2014
11,328
South coast
Everyone is different, but my mum was declining really rapidly when it was first diagnosed. Since she was started on meds it has all leveled out and the decline is much slower. I hope it works for your OH.